The trial will now shift to defense for Don Blankenship, who could get up to 30 years in prison for breaking safety laws in worst US coal mine disaster in decades

The prosecution rested Monday in the high-profile trial of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship after weeks of testimony asserting that he put dollars ahead of human safety in the years before the worst US coal mine disaster in decades.

Now the trial pivots to the former coal executive’s multimillion-dollar defense.

Continue reading…
Source: Guardian Environment